best long travel hardtail frme
In terms of "best" it can't be anything other than the Evil Sovereign- the fastest, funnest and toughest hardtail in the world.
It builds into an incredibly stunning bike that is comfortable to ride all day, is reasonably quick uphill and pretty much keeps up with 6" bouncers downhill. I've had it singlespeed, raced it cross country, been downhilling on it, been freeriding on it It's as happy on great big drops (7 ot 8 foot plus) as it is jumping but it's happiest being pointed down and being ridden very fast. Price is down to £600 now.
This is mine-
My other choice would be a Chromag.Posted 8 years ago
hi, new to forum, looking for some help looking to buy new frame ,looking for longish travel hardtail frame, been looking at pace 305 / orange crush / dailledbikes alpine / dmr exalt, all so need to be good frame to pedale all day, any help on picking would be great, cheers zipfishPosted 8 years agoCountZeroMember
Long travel by my thinking is anything over 130mm, able to take new Revs, Pikes, Lyrics, Nixons, Minutes, Wotans, Fighters, 36's, so pretty much anything mentioned. Chamelion is another, Ragley as well. Steel, alloy or Ti should also be part of the equasion. Dialled bikes are lovely, got a great reputation, 456 is very popular, then there's the Stiffee to consider as well. Spoiled for choice, you are. 😀Posted 8 years agosootyandjimMember
I think you'llfind 'the safety bicycle' beat both of them to the punch, there is after all very limited scope for putting a few pipes together with which to suspend between two wheels. FWIW, Dirt magazine thought very highly of the DB Alpine and chose to use one for their test to see if it were possible to ride the Mega on a hardtail and I'd suggest that Dirt would be able to pry a frame from any importer/producer if they so wished if they deemed it 'better' than the Alpine for that particular test/race.Posted 8 years agojonbMember
If it sways you I think 456s may only be £125 at the moment. choice of two head angles. Normal and the summer season which is slacker.
I love mine and I don't think I've heard (m)any bad reports from owners.
The titanium version got the WhatMtb best ever hardtail prize or something. It's essentially the same as the steel but the steel is heavier.Posted 8 years ago
it seems ok for riding longish ride, but not a good as my Cotic Soul.
Then gain this Alpine is a 21" TT model so is quite a bit shorter than my Cotic. A guy on here rekons he does 50 miles plus on his Alpine no problem.
No you can't change the drop outs.
They are only about 5.5lbs in weight and with a 140mm fork seem great as a regular trail hardtail. Being steel they are quite forgiving at the back.Posted 8 years ago
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